Chris Evans Calls ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Skateboard Training ‘An Uphill Battle’

In “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” Chris Evans plays skateboarder-turned-actor Lucas Lee, one of the evil ex-boyfriends Scott Pilgrim must battle in order to win the heart of Ramona Flowers. While I don’t want to spoil the film for anyone who hasn’t read Bryan Lee O’Malley’s amazing series, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Evans’ character will, at some point, engage in some skating.

So, when we caught up with Evans recently, we had to ask him whether he took to board easily, or if he has a nasty case of road rash to remember the film.

“They put me in a few weeks of stunt training with a guy who made skateboarding look easy as pie,” said Evans. “It was an uphill battle.”

“I got comfortable enough shooting, but then of course, on the day of shooting, it all went out the window and I embarrassed myself miserably,” he laughed. “But that’s what stuntmen are for.”

However, the “Fantastic Four” actor told us he did manage to perform at least one trick as a result of his training—and you’ll be able to see it in the film.

“I actually pulled off one stunt that I did not think I was going to,” he explained. “You can probably pick it out of the movie. It’s just one big ollie… and I did it.”

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